I used the stripe in the motif as binding at the bottom.
I fitted the fabric onto two layers of buckram padded with interlining, then worked the cutout to fit the fabric design.
The shape was cut and the layers bound together with a little drizzle of white glue to keep them from shifting. Even though the binding is sewn on, it first was secured with fusible adhesive tape. I wanted to position the stripe and form the inside and outside corner turnings before beginning to sew. This is a great time-saver because it keeps the binding from shifting as I sew.
There are no returns- it fits between two cabinets and the board had to be just 3/4"- it seemed like returns would just be a distraction.